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Title: HGV Mot - '61 404
Post by: shaggy on September 13, 2019, 09:52:40 pm

Ingrid the sports-mog (has a vacuum advance dizzy  :) ) hasn't seen much use recently - but is about to.

When we got her, she was a Q plate recovery truck, we registered her properly as a '61 HGV and have an age related plate. We've always MOT'd her (usually successfully :) ) but have struggled this year, because a lot of places won't test petrols (never been a problem before)

Anyhow, it got me to looking at whether we *needed* an MOT. When the law changed a few years ago I didn't think it affected us, but I think they've changed the wording on the site to suggest we don't need one

" 4. Large vehicle information
Some large vehicles are exempt from testing.
Large goods vehicles (defined as vehicles more than 3.5 tonnes) or buses and public service vehicles (defined with 8 or more passenger seats) which are used commercially require a valid test certificate if:
    the vehicle has been substantially changed in the last 30 years
    it is a large goods vehicle and is used when laden or towing a laden trailer
" *

We're non commercial, and the only major change was made more than 30 years ago. Anyone in the same position, or with a more definitive view?



* - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/historic-classic-vehicles-mot-exemption-criteria/historic-classic-vehicles-mot-exemption-criteria#large-vehicle-information
Title: Re: HGV Mot - '61 404
Post by: shaggy on September 13, 2019, 10:01:25 pm
Oh, and online taxing system asked me to confirm it was exempt, without prompting - which reassured me in my thinking.

Title: Re: HGV Mot - '61 404
Post by: Villager on January 10, 2020, 10:22:12 pm
Can you not re-register it as a historic vehicle?